Microsoft Surface Book first generation has started receiving race reviews and it is finally living up to its potential after multiple updates.
Last year in October larger version of Microsoft Surface Pro was launched. Wired notes that the Surface Book redefined how PCs are made.
Soon after the device was released, the complaints started pouring in. A user posted on Microsoft forum which echoed the concerns of others.
“Just got my Surface Book, i7 512 GB. Applied all the updates (including the recent firmware). My screen keeps flickering on/off, whether or not the screen is docked. I’ve tried resetting but the issue still persists. It also seems independent of running apps or focused windows. Adjusting the brightness doesn’t resolve the issue,” the user said (via Infoworld).
Following this, several other issues came into light. Complaints regarding battery life, “Sleep mode” problem, and the issue of touchpad were reported. Now the company has resolved the issues by rolling out fixes. However, it may be little late as Surface Book 2 may have a much smoother release and perhaps, become a huge hit. So we have stated some of the predictions for the Surface Book 2:
4K 13.5-inch Screen
Inquisitr is of the opinion that Microsoft will not increase the screen size of the device, instead, first 4K laptop may be introduced. However, there is one problem, more pixels take up more power.
Intel 7th Generation Kaby Lake Processor
It is said that the new processor enhances the battery life which is lost by increasing the screen resolution. Intel’s new processor will be faster as well as maintain decent battery life.
Screen Detaches Seamlessly
Current Surface Book produces a sound that resembles fingernails on a chalkboard and it is painful while detaching the screen from the Keyboard. Similarly, it doesn’t sit properly when it is put back on. However, the company will work on this and the scrunchy sound would disappear.
Improved Pen Support
The N-Trig pen support on the Surface Book is good but not the best. While writing slowly, the user could feel a little “squiggly” and unnatural. The problem would be solved as N-Trig technology is improving. It is also possible that Microsoft could also go back to a Wacom pen.
The current Surface Book is very expensive and the mid-range version costs $2099. It is expected that Microsoft will bring down the cost for at least $200 less. Whereas the lower-end of the device that has Intel Core i5 chipset without the discreet GPU could be priced at $1299.
The updated version of Microsoft Surface Book will possibly be unveiled at the fourth quarter of 2016.